Are the results of primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction different during the "off" hours?

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jun 1;79(11):1527-9. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00186-0.


This retrospective study assessed the outcome of primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction performed during the "off" hours (nights and weekends) or during working hours in 288 consecutive patients. The times to admission and reperfusion, as well as the in-hospital outcomes, were similar in the 2 groups.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary* / mortality
  • Cause of Death
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Myocardial Infarction / mortality
  • Myocardial Infarction / therapy*
  • Recurrence
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome